…Predictive maintenance is even starting to appear for tires. Aperia’s wheel-mounted Halo tire inflation system automatically adds air when a tire drops below the recommended pressure. About six years ago, Aperia added sensors to demonstrate the product was working, which led to its telematics product, Halo Connect.

Judith Monte, Aperia’s vice president of marketing and customer experience, said Halo Connect might show a slow leak or a mismatch that is invisible to the human eye, and it can provide guidance about when the tire will fail.

Monte said the most successful fleets embrace the technology and act on its insights. One challenge will be helping fleets understand the value.

“I can’t tell you how many drivers I’ve talked to where they insist that they can tell if a tire is low just by thumping on the tire,” she said.

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